Today’s morning was really tough, I couldn’t sleep whole night. Don’t know why, maybe I drank too much masala tea?🙄 So today I have to control myself.
I got a big pancake for breakfast, this time with apple slices and some honey – it never gets boring for me😊 After breakfast we set off to Tengboche – at first steep climb in Namche to get to a kind of crossroad and then downhill to Phunki Thanga (it took us around 2,5h), where we had lunch (fried rice with vegetable, I’m following the rule No meat after Namche).
And then… Then we had to climb 500m up, really steep one! The only things I was focused on during the climb were 1) putting one leg in front of each other, 2) breath in at every second step, 3) playing “Sorry” from Justin Bieber in my head over and over again😂 (on previous days it was Smelly cat from Friends, so improvement maybe?)
It was a difficult climb but I think I managed pretty good, better than my expectations actually. We’ll see how it will go in the coming days, I hope at least the same!
Regarding my solar charger.. I had it plugged in since morning, but after 2h it went up to only 15%. Not good. Still, we walked mostly in the sun for remaining part so I was expecting at least 50%. So I checked it aaaand.. 16! WTF! After thorough examination I discovered that I didn’t plug the solar panels properly 🙄😓(probably, I don’t know). So when I re-plugged, it went up to 24% basically in 1h – one full phone charge guaranteed. Better than nothing, right?😉
To describe Tengboche, it is much closer to the mountains we saw yesterday. Tamsere is right above it and this is how it looks like😜
In the village, there is basically one monastery, one stupa, one bakery, one big lodge and a few smaller lodges. When we arrived, big lodge was full so we went downhill to Debuche and we are staying at Everest Rhododendron Lodge & Restaurant😁 Room is a bit smaller than before, and dining hall pretty cold😖 Civilization is disappearing pretty quickly and this is like the first taste of the real Himalayas I would say. It’s gonna be really interesting to see how Nepali people are living in the remote areas!